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One year ago

This time last year we featured a couple of wacky clocks - a timepiece of unfurling paper that creates ever-changing shapes, and a belt-driven clock for an architect. We also revealed the news that Norman Foster was working on proposals for a new California campus for computer giant Apple, which we published in the summer

Meanwhile Singaporean designer Tan Lun Cheak produced a glass table that doubles up as a cooker and Milan designer Emanuele Pizzolorusso created a set of paper maps that can survive being screwed up in a pocket or rucksack. We featured a residence clad in tarred black shingles from the Living Architecture series of holiday homes, as well as a large house built around a smaller existing one.

Our readers declared wooden benches designed for a Parisian chapel beautiful, but debated whether a staircase with alternating steps would be easy to climb or certain death.

French designer Philippe Starck gave us his take on the role of the dining room as part of our Food and Design report and we opened our pop-up Christmas shop The Temporium, which was so successful that we’ve brought it back this year.

See all our stories from December 2010 »
See our review of last year »